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Doxepin

Also known as Silenor


Doxepin (Sinequan) is a psychotropic agent with tricyclic antidepressant and anxiolytic properties, known under many brand-names such as Aponal, the original preparation by Boehringer-Mannheim, now part of the Roche group; Adapine, Doxal (Orion), Deptran, Sinquan and Sinequan (Pfizer). As doxepin hydrochloride, it is the active ingredient in cream-based preparations (Zonalon and Xepin) for the treatment of dermatological itch. Doxepin is also used for the treatment of sleep maintenance, and the tradename of doxepin for this indication is Silenor.

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Estimated Total Cost: $9.77 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed doxepin to treat itching of skin, dysthymic disorder, insomnia, and itching of unknown cause.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking doxepin most commonly experience side effects like sleepiness, mouth dryness, and itching of skin.

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